27 July 2011
We are getting close to the time free agents can start officially signing with teams. So far, the Niners have lost Takeo Spikes. Navorro Bowman has been Linebacker in waiting. I think it is Bowman time to step up and make an impact with Patrick Willis.
Rumors are David Baas is probably going to sign with the Giants. Baas would be a huge loss for the Niners. If we are unable to keep him, we really need to go after a big name Defensive lineman. I think Cullen Jenkins or Shawn Ellis would be a good anchor for our Defensive line.
The Niners have signed undrafted free agents NT Ian Williams and QB Jeremiah Masoli. I think the signing of Ian Williams means the end of Aubrayo Franklin's time with the team. They also reportedly signed a 1 year deal with Alex Smith. I do not see the 49ers making anymore moves at Quarterback until next off season. If Carson Palmer becomes available, I would see the Niners making a play for him. Unfortunately, I think Carson is going to have to sit out a year. Bengals owner Mike Brown is being stubborn and unwilling to trade Palmer for something to help his team.
The next two day are going to be interesting once the free agents are able to officially sign. My feeling is the 49ers are going to be pretty quite in free agency signings this year. Harbaugh seems to want to build through the draft and with young players. I think it is a wise move. We are going to have to be patient...for now.